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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

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Cal Wayne
Emily Banks ...
Amy Martin
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Grant Evers
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Joe Slade
Don Galloway ...
Ward Kent
Frank McGrath ...
Ned Martin
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Cord Decker
Barbara Werle ...
Leann
Johnny Seven ...
Loop
William Phipps ...
Frank Norton
William Mims ...
Ed Scovie
Robert Sorrells ...
Nelson
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Sprague
James McCallion ...
Smoky Staub
Bryan O'Byrne ...
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The time: NOON! The odds: DESPERATE! The result: MEMORABLE!

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March 1967 (USA)  »

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Der Sheriff schießt zurück  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Sarrazin. See more »

Goofs

When Slade kills Grant with the last two shots, he stands over him and lets his pistol hang limp from his hand while he pulls the trigger. The pistol doesn't kick at all, it barely even moves, proving that it's firing blanks. A loaded gun would have kicked out of his hand, being held that loosely. See more »

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Joe Slade: Strip off his shirt. Tie 'im up to that wagon.
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Remake of Showdown at Abilene (1956) See more »

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Words and Music by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin (uncredited)
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Darin in the West
2 January 2002 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This is a good western film from the mid- 60's with Bobby Darin playing a Civil War soldier who returns home, only to find that things have changed in his occupation status, and love life. Darin gives a good performance, and Leslie Nielson is good as the villain.*** stars


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